Jurgen Klopp acknowledges Liverpool must improve in front of goal

first_img Press Association Klopp’s attacking options for Sunday’s visit of Southampton will at least be boosted by the returns of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, who both came off the bench in midweek after month-long lay-offs. Two draws in his opening matches have helped quell the raging expectation which raced across Merseyside at his appointment, but that does not mean Klopp is content. “It is really not easy to compare completely different things but in my first season at Dortmund we had 15 draws and we only lost four games and finished sixth. “I want the result with all my body gives me but I have seen many things we have done in training in the games. “I didn’t expect that we would run through the league from the moment I started here. “This league is too strong, the opponents are too strong. We don’t have enough time between the games to always be 20 per cent better in the next game. “But I have seen many things. I see it in set-plays, in the defensive play. “I trust in the qualities of the players.” Klopp will make a late decision on whether Sturridge is fit to return from a knee injury, which has kept him out of the last two games, after assessing his participation on Saturday’s training session. Goals have been hard to come by for the Reds, with their two main strikers Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke both suffering with injuries this season. September’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa was the only time since February they have registered more than one in a game and similar problems were evident in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against 10-man Rubin Kazan in the Europa League. Klopp insists only time – and more coaching from him – will improve the situation. “It is important to get more stable but I saw the pressure on the players when they missed a chance,” he said. “I saw some players they were so stiff in their minds… ‘Now we have to shoot’… we have to decide better (when it comes to) shooting, passing. When we go in the box we have to be better. “It is only important you are always able to make the right decision at the right time because they have the quality to finish and create chances. “We created chances against a deep defending opponent (Rubin) and we had many situations where we were close – and close is better than far away. “This is, after this short time (working with him), is pretty normal. “Sometimes you have to show them when to shoot and where the other options are and then the boys have to decide by themselves. “I am still cool with the situation. If they stay healthy these guys then we can work.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes many of his players have become too anxious about scoring and are making poor decisions as a result. last_img read more

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Committee to examine GE program

first_imgA faculty committee will begin working to revise the current G.E. curriculum at the start of spring 2012 to create a curriculum with more modern applications to students.Committee members will likely be named within the next couple weeks, said Gene Bickers, the vice provost for undergraduate programs.“The key is to have a curriculum that is in tune with students’ current needs,” Bickers said. “What was appropriate in the 1980s or 1990s might not be appropriate now, and the goal of the committee will be to keep the curriculum in sync with current needs.”Bickers said another goal of the G.E. revision would be to make the curriculum more specialized and applicable to the various majors offered at the university.“One thing the committee will look at is to allow students to tie in specialized material from their specific major with overall questions about society,” Bickers said. “[Students with] majors including engineering or communication could use the material they learn in their G.E. classes to create connections with their major.”Bickers also said USC students would have the opportunity to voice their opinions on what they want to see in future curriculum.“There will be forums concerning the curriculum revision and there will be a chance for USG to make comments on the revision process,” Bickers said. “During the last G.E. revision there were open forums, and we’re also looking to possibly allow students to make comments online.”The last revision committee was chosen in 1994, and Bickers said they took three years to finish revising the curriculum.The current G.E. curriculum’s lack of course variety forces many students to take classes that actually interest them, according to Monica Stainer, a freshman majoring in accounting.“The G.E. curriculum right now is a great way for people to expand their knowledge on general topics; however, there are certain flaws with the program,” Stainer said. “One thing I would change is to offer more courses or seats in each class so the G.E. requirements can be fulfilled in ways that interest students, rather than taking the courses that are leftover.”David Crary, a senior majoring in economics and applied and computational mathematics, also said the G.E. program could be improved, specifically by revising the curriculum’s link to the Writing 140 course.“Nearly everyone complains about Writing 140, so obviously the committee could revise the GE-VI course with Writing 140 to better please most students,” Crary said. “One of the main problems with a school as distinct as USC is that there is so much diversity and interests that it will be difficult to provide classes that will be relevant to every student.”last_img read more

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Freshman goalie Asa Goldstock helps lead No. 5 Syracuse to 18-8 victory over No. 17 Boston College

first_imgTwo minutes and 10 seconds into Syracuse’s first game of the season, freshman goalie Asa Goldstock let in her first goal. Boston College’s Mary Kate O’Neil bounced the ball past Goldstock, putting the Eagles on the board with a 1-0 lead. Almost a minute and a half later, Sam Apuzzo came around the back of the net and got a second shot past the SU goalie.It took close to 15 minutes for the Eagles to find the net again.“A big motto on our team this year is three-second memory,” Goldstock said. “Those first two goals, can’t even tell you what they were.”No. 5 Syracuse (1-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) opened its season with an 18-8 victory against No. 17 Boston College (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coastal) on Saturday afternoon. In Goldstock’s first college game, she posted 10 saves and let in just eight goals.Goldstock’s first save came with 22 minutes left in the first half. BC’s Taylor Walker wound up for a shot but got knocked over by SU defenders and was awarded a free position shot. From the free position Walker shot the ball but it never found the back of the net, landing in the freshman goalie’s stick instead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Asa needed to get her first save,” head coach Gary Gait said. “She got her first save, she settled down, the defense settled down.”Syracuse had 35 fouls that led to eight free position shots for the Eagles. Out of those eight shots, which come with no one between the goalie and the shooter, BC was only able to make one. Two went wide, one was high, one hit the post and three were saved by the freshman goalie.The one that went in was a late first half shot by Apuzzo. Standing in front of the goal, she drew her stick back. Firing it forward, the ball sailed over Goldstock’s shoulder, cutting the SU lead to 8-6.Later, with just one minute left in the half, BC ‘s Kaileen Hart wound up another shot. The ball left her stick flying straight towards the goal where it landed directing in the pocket of Goldstock’s stick. She ran out and passed the ball up field. After a successful SU clear, Gait called a time out. With 19 seconds left, that clear by Goldstock turned into a Devon Parker goal to put the Orange up by 3 before the break.“We got that timeout at the end, we got the ball back,” Gait said. “It was nice to see the team execute, finish the half with a goal and take control back.”With a little more than five minutes to go in the game, Hart shot on goal again. Goldstock moved her stick, knocking the ball out of the way. Her final save of the game.“I thought our team in general had such a great game for having such young players out there,” Riley Donahue said. Comments Published on February 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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McCue: For Kelsey, returnees could spell success in 2012-13

first_imgIt was a tough opening campaign for first-year head coach Bobbie Kelsey, but fans can rest assured the best is yet to come for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.As the Badgers’ season came to a premature close in an 81-49 loss to Minnesota Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, it was hard not to feel a tantalizing sense of what awaits UW next season and beyond. Despite finishing the year at 9-20 and tied for ninth in the Big Ten, reaching the NCAA Tournament isn’t a long-term project for Kelsey’s young squad – don’t be surprised if Wisconsin finds itself dancing next March.Just like she was this season, guard Taylor Wurtz will serve as the proverbial key that jumpstarts the Badgers’ offense. After putting up a team-leading 16.1 points per contest as a junior, the Third Team All-Big Ten selection (who deserved a spot on the first or second team) flourished in Kelsey’s fast-paced offense and should develop into a true star in her final season on the hardwood.Also leading the team on the glass with a team-high 7.6 rebounds per game, Wurtz has the athleticism to be a double-double threat every night and should record the first triple-doubles of her career as a senior. Every Big Ten title contender needs a star, and the dynamic shooting guard will gladly take on that role next season.Aiding Wurtz in a backcourt loaded with talent is guard Morgan Paige, who in her first year as an everyday starter posted 10 points per game. Although, like her older counterpart, Paige can catch fire from the outside, her most valuable skill is her willingness to attack the rim. The sophomore showed her ability to take over a game in a 29-point performance late this season against Illinois, a game in which she sunk all 11 of her free throws. As the Marion, Iowa, native continues to grow more comfortable fighting her way through the lane, she and Wurtz will power Wisconsin on the offensive end.With plenty of talent at the guard spot, the major question surrounding next year’s squad is an apparent lack of a proven post scorer. Though an understandable reason for concern – UW is losing both Anya Covington and Ashley Thomas, who were both starting forwards this year – there is no shortage of post players with tremendous upside on Kelsey’s roster. And perhaps the single most critical ingredient to a NCAA tourney appearance next year exists in 6-foot-4 forward/center Cassie Rochel.Rochel, a player just beginning to understand how to use her height around the basket, never developed into a reliable scorer in Kelsey’s first year at the helm. Seeing the court an average of 15.8 minutes per contest, the sophomore scored only 4.3 points per game. Promising, however, is that Rochel played her best ball when Wisconsin’s most dominant post player in Covington was sidelined. The former Minnesota Miss Basketball winner admitted she felt more confident in her game when forced to step in for the senior, and coaches are hoping that attitude will carry over in Rochel’s third year on the floor. It’s difficult to predict how much Rochel will add to her arsenal of post moves this offseason, but she proved in 2010-11 that she has the ball skills and shot-making ability (51.1 percent on the year) to be a double-double threat every night. If Rochel can find the confidence to shoot fire off open looks and display a greater sense of urgency on the glass, she can not only fill Covington’s void but also transform into a more dangerous scorer than her predecessor.Outside of Madison’s very own rendition of the “Big Three,” Kelsey will be counting on a freshman duo that saw significant playing time in their first year suiting up for the cardinal and white. Lacia Gorman, a natural point guard who may find herself in a starting role next fall, won’t be counted on to score, allowing her to refine her role as a distributor. Lining up alongside two other impressive scorers, Gorman’s ball security should cut down on the 17.2 turnovers per game Wisconsin averaged this year. The other freshman Wisconsin will need to step up is 6-foot-1 Jacki Gulczynski, who has yet to prove herself a reliable scorer but is the type of athletic, hybrid-guard forward that is a perfect fit for Kelsey’s high-motor system.It may seem like too much of a “perfect storm” for all these factors to mold into a successful, tournament-bound squad next year. But with three seniors absent, underclassmen are ready for their long-awaited time in the spotlight and will be fully adjusted to their young coach’s playing style.For a Wisconsin program that has only appeared in just one NCAA tournament in the past decade, fans are still hungry for a nationally relevant program. Averaging between 7,000 and 10,000 fans per game in the late 1990s and early 2000s, students, alumni and other Badger backers have made it clear they aren’t only loyal to the men’s squad.If this team can contend for a conference title and simply return to March Madness, the Kohl Center will soon be notable for more than men’s basketball and hockey. The tools are present, and with Kelsey’s dedication to rebuilding the Wisconsin women’s basketball program, it won’t be long before the team is stirring up excitement across campus.Ian is a junior majoring in journalism. Think the Badgers will fare better now that Kelsey has a year of head coaching experience under her belt? Let him know by emailing imccue@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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WATCH: Earthquake caught on camera as baseball game goes on as usual in Los Angeles, commentator asks ‘How are they continuing to play’?

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:72d1eeca30791b8d076237e Player Element ID: video_player_5f585ebf00c59 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Joel Kurian Written By LIVE TV READ: 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles South California, US President Donald Trump Says All ‘very Much Under Control’While this baseball game went on as usual, the NBA match between New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks was even interrupted.  FOLLOW US Even the commentator got baffled and can be heard asking on air, “How are they continuing to play baseball?”  Watch the video here: First Published: 6th July, 2019 12:45 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Southern California was rocked by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities warning that the temblor, the largest in two decades, might not be the day’s last.US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the situation in Southern California after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake appeared to be under control amid reports of scattered damage.”Been fully briefed on earthquake in Southern California. All seems to be very much under control!” Trump tweeted. Last Updated: 6th July, 2019 14:32 IST WATCH: Earthquake Caught On Camera As Baseball Game Goes On As Usual In Los Angeles, Commentator Asks ‘How Are They Continuing To Play’? Earthquake? The show must go on! The baseball game between San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles went on as usual amid the earthquake on Friday. Even the tremors were caught on camera, that shook up, as the Dodgers hitter whacked the baseball. This was after a day a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked California.  Earthquake? The show must go on! The baseball game between San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles went on as usual amid the earthquake on Friday. Even the tremors were caught on camera, that shook up, as the Dodgers hitter whacked the baseball. This was after a day a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked California. READ: SCARY: Earthquake Interrupts Live NBA Basketball Match In USA’s Las Vegas The official Twitter handle of Dodgers even shrugged off a follower’s comment, “It’s just the camera man shaking the camera around’, with an emoji and even replied to a concerned fan, who asked, ‘Are you guys cool?’ that they were OK.last_img read more

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FIFA Appoints Bondo to Take Charge of Nigeria, Zambia Showdown

first_imgNigeria will seal a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance with the minimum win in Uyo, in a clash that will see the winners of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and the champions of the 2013 edition come face-to-face in a match of huge significance. Kick –off is 5pm at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Joshua Bondo, a 39-year old referee from Botswana who has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years, will take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo next week Saturday.World football-ruling body FIFA has appointed Bondo alongside his countrymen Oamogetse Godisamang (40, an international assistant referee since year 2010), who will serve as Assistant Referee 1, and Tirelo Mositwane (30, an international referee since 2013), who will serve as Fourth Official. Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho will be the Assistant Referee 2.Mr. Carlos Manuel Neves Henriques from South Africa will be the Referee Assessor while Sudanese Osama Hassan Ataaelmanan, who was Match Commissioner for the Match-day 4 clash between the Super Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde on September 4, will repeat the same role in Uyo on October 7.last_img read more

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Moravian sex scandal church leaders have bails extended

first_imgReverends Gardner (L) and Bishop are accompanied by a female as the exit the Manchester Parish Court Woman accused churchmen of sexual misconductThe former President and Vice President of the Moravian Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Reverends Dr. Paul Gardner and Jermaine Gibson who are embroiled in a sex scandal both had their bails extended when they appeared in the Mandeville Parish Court on Wednesday.Both are charged with having sex with a female when she was 12 and 14 years old.They were arrested by cops from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse (CISOCA) on Monday January 20 and slapped with carnal abuse charges.They were granted station bail in the sum of $300,000 each.Gibson allegedly had a sexual relationship with the complainant when she was 12 years old. Gardner allegedly also engaged in sexual relations with her when she was 14.However, Gardner denied the allegations, stating that he would clear his name.Gardner and Bishop were held after the female, who is now an adult, made complaints against them to the police. Both were ordered to return to court on Wednesday February 8.Their arrests came weeks after another Moravian man of the cloth, Rupert Clarke, was found in a compromising position with a 15-year-old girl in a car on a lonely dirt track in St Elizabeth.last_img read more

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Anouk Mertens named as Eleven Sports COO

first_img Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Eleven Sports has strengthened its senior team, with appointment of Anouk Mertens as its new Chief Operating Officer.Mertens has a history at the company, previously serving as Managing Director of Eleven Sports in Belgium and Luxembourg since October 2015, turning the business profitable in under three years and achieving 100% household distribution across the market.In her role as Group COO, Mertens will amongst other things; manage budgets in all areas, review market performances and seek synergies and operational efficiencies across the group. Mertens will also retain her role as Managing Director in Belgium and Luxembourg.Eleven Sports Group COO, Anouk Mertens, spoke of her new role: “Having spent the last three years leading ELEVEN SPORTS’ operation in Belgium and Luxembourg, I have developed an intimate knowledge of the business and its global operations. I am thrilled to take up a formal role in the company at Group level at such an exciting time.“With continued global growth, our innovative approach to business and with more exciting projects on the horizon, this is a great time to strengthen our Group structure. I am very excited for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”Eleven Sports Group CEO, Marc Watson, commented on the firm’s new appointment: “Alongside her Belgium and Group colleagues, Anouk has helped turn our Belgian operation into a strong and profitable business in a short space of time. We are delighted that she has agreed to help us improve our operations around the Group.”Prior to joining the network, Mertens was Managing Director of Audio and Visual at leading media business Sanoma. Before that, she spent seven years as VP of Television at Belgian Telecommunications company Telenet.Eleven Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The firm secured a deal to broadcast Serie A, it also won the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for in the UK this season.last_img read more

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NBA wrap: Nikola Jokic dominates in Nuggets win over Raptors

first_imgThe Nuggets brought the fight to the Raptors in Scotiabank Arena on Monday. Denver snapped Toronto’s eight-game winning streak by defeating it 106-103, proving to be worthy competition for the East’s top contender.Denver notched its sixth consecutive win and it got a huge night from Nikola Jokic, who recorded his second triple-double of the season with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists. Gary Harris left the game in the first quarter with a hip injury but Jamal Murray thrived in his absence by posting 21 points in the contest. Bulls to move Jabari Parker out of starting lineup after coaching change Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes for comments about punching Mario Hezonja, but says he ‘meant it’ Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 27 points for the Raptors.Studs of the NightStephen Curry and the Warriors fell short to the Pistons last game, but he bounced back in a big way on Monday by scoring 30 points and sinking six 3-pointers in Golden State’s 128-111 victory over the Hawks. Related Newscenter_img Julius Randle scored a career high 37 points on 15-of-24 shooting in the Pelicans’ 129-126 loss to the Clippers.Bradley Beal scored 27 points in a close 110-107 victory over the Knicks.Duds of the NightPaul Millsap scored six points on 2-of-9 shooting, but his Nuggets still came out on top.Kevin Knox scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting for the Knicks in their loss to the Wizards. HighlightsThis over the head hurl by Markieff Morris jump-started a series of flashy passes for the Wizards for a fast break score.Markieff Morris flips it over his head to spark the @WashWizards fastbreak!End of Q3:#DCFamily 86#NewYorkForever 80 pic.twitter.com/CxcnioAbaN— NBA (@NBA) December 4, 2018What’s Next?Spurs (11-12) at Jazz (11-13) 9:00 p.m. ET — These two team’s don’t have the most impressive records, but both sides are trying to stay afloat in the Western Conference. Utah is 14th in the West while San Antonio sits at 12th, but only five wins stand between them and the head of the pack. The Jazz lost a 102-100 nail biter to the Heat on Sunday while the Spurs rode a 36-point performance by DeMar Derozan to a 131-118 victory over the Trailblazers.last_img read more

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